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tracesoftexas
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Famed singer Marty Robbins describes how he wrote his monster hit song, "El Paso":

 

"It was a funny sensation. I'm driving across the desert from El Paso to Phoenix as I'm writing, you see. The song came out like a motion picture, and I could never forget the words to it. I put them down after I got to Phoenix, but I couldn't forget them because it was like a motion picture. I didn't know how it was going to end. It just kept coming out and coming out and the tune was coming out at the same time. I was rushing real quick trying to get through it, saying the words as fast as I could because they were just coming out. It was real exciting and I kept waiting for the end to see what was going to happen. Finally it ended when it wanted to. I really didn't have much to do with that song. It just came out."

 

----- Marty Robbins, in an interview with Ralph Emery. I have to say that I am so fascinated by creativity and its sources, especially when it comes to songwriting.  I've read so many accounts that are similar to this, where the song just sort of comes out, sometimes even while sleeping.  Like it was there all the time just waiting for you to discover it, and then there's this Eureka! moment. 

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Posted : 29th December 2019 2:18 pm
Go Down Moses
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Howdy Traces

The new board is looking great and right now seems to be very fast.  We will see how fast it is after more people join ha ha.

I am just seeing if I can make this work by posting this link to Marty Robbins singing El Paso live. What a great song!

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"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." ----- Sam Houston

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Posted : 8th January 2020 1:58 pm
Go Down Moses
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Oh, wait ... I think I have to post it using the link icon  i.e. no copying and pasting the You Tube link.

<a href=" removed link " target="true">Out in the West Texas Town of El Paso ...

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." ----- Sam Houston

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Posted : 8th January 2020 2:02 pm
Go Down Moses
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Okay ... what am I doing wrong?  Does it work with a photo?  I am going to try to embed a photo of Marty:

<img class="irc_mi" style="background-color: #ffffff; background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(45deg, #efefef 25%, transparent 25%, transparent 75%, #efefef 75%, #efefef), -webkit-linear-gradient(45deg, #efefef 25%, transparent 25%, transparent 75%, #efefef 75%, #efefef); background-position-x: 0px, 10px; background-position-y: 0px, 10px; background-size: 21px 21px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px; vertical-align: middle; border: 0px none currentColor;" src=" removed link " alt="Image result for marty robbins" width="752" height="747" />1500 × 1491

 

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." ----- Sam Houston

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Posted : 8th January 2020 2:05 pm
Go Down Moses
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Hmmm ... I don't see a photo icon above.  I am going to try dragging the photo from the website.

<img class="irc_mi" style="background-color: #ffffff; background-image: -webkit-linear-gradient(45deg, #efefef 25%, transparent 25%, transparent 75%, #efefef 75%, #efefef), -webkit-linear-gradient(45deg, #efefef 25%, transparent 25%, transparent 75%, #efefef 75%, #efefef); background-position-x: 0px, 10px; background-position-y: 0px, 10px; background-size: 21px 21px; border-image-outset: 0; border-image-repeat: stretch; border-image-slice: 100%; border-image-source: none; border-image-width: 1; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-top: 0px; vertical-align: middle; border: 0px none currentColor;" src=" removed link " alt="Image result for marty robbins" width="752" height="747" />1500 × 1491

 

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." ----- Sam Houston

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Posted : 8th January 2020 2:06 pm
Go Down Moses
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One more time ... come on, Marty Robbins!

Image result for marty robbins1500 × 1491

 

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." ----- Sam Houston

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Posted : 8th January 2020 2:06 pm
Go Down Moses
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Not sure why that worked, but it looks like it posted.  Only thing is it is a bit squished looking at it on a computer monitor.

"All new states are invested, more or less, by a class of noisy, second-rate men who are always in favor of rash and extreme measures, but Texas was absolutely overrun by such men." ----- Sam Houston

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Posted : 8th January 2020 2:08 pm
Ghost of Sammy Baugh
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Go Down Moses my guess is that Traces has some sort of spam filter that says you have to post X amount of times before you can post a link or upload a photo. Many bulletin boards have rules like these.  

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Posted : 8th January 2020 4:21 pm
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